Welcome to the website of Church of the Palms, a part of the United Methodist Church, where we believe a life connected to God, and a life connected to one another, is the most meaningful life there is!
Sadly, the Christian School of New Vision, La Jeune, Haiti, will no longer be a cornerstone mission of Church of the Palms.
Due to several, and significant problems, the Board of Directors of CSNV has advised sponsors and other donors to no longer send funds to CSNV.
Pastor Pete continues a short class on the basics of United Methodism on Sundays, July 24, and 31 from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. in Study B and C.
During the remaining two weeks, United Methodism polity and doctrine will be reviewed and discussed.
There is no requirement to sign up or even attend all three classes. Just come when you are able and as you are interested.
Once again Children’s Ministry, JAM (Jesus and Me), is on a journey through the storyline of Scripture. We will be immersed in the Gospel through every story, theological concept, and call to mission from Genesis to Revelation with a focus, this Summer, on the Old Testament. Ultimately, though the Gospel message children’s hearts are and will be transformed as they begin to learn that the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story—God’s story of redemption.
The Gospel Project curriculum provides a wonderful chronological approach to the Scriptures which allows kids to see how Christ fits into the whole Bible. The Bible stories we learned as children are now brought to life through creative teaching elements, with various multi-media, craft projects, review through fun and active games and finally resources to make it easy for families to grow in the Gospel together.
When disaster strikes, it is local churches that provide the first response to their communities. This basic understanding—that disaster response is LOCAL -- forms the foundation for UMCOR’s US disaster training and response.
When responding to a disaster in the United States, UMCOR provides the following four things:
Sunday, July 24, at 10:30 a.m.
Who doesn’t have questions about prayer? How does one “properly” pray? What is appropriate to ask for and what is not? Is prayer always answered? Why does it not seem that way sometimes or most of the time?
In our passage this Sunday from the Gospel according to Luke, the disciples speak with boldness. They don't ask Jesus to teach them how to pray; they tell him. Their approach sets up a pattern of imperatives as Jesus teaches them the prayer that has been prayed unceasingly in the Church universal.
No doubt they had questions about prayer too. But at this point, Jesus seems more interested in extending an invitation than providing explanations. Jesus also invites us into a relationship with God through prayer, offering us the opportunity to approach the God whose name is too holy to speak and whose countenance too terrible to behold with the familiarity, boldness, and trust of a young child running to her parent for both provision and protection.
Come worship with us at 10:30 a.m. We will be blessed by special music shared by Carlos Ramos.
Sisters!! will NOT meet on July 27 due to space being unavailable due to Vacation Bible School.The Sisters!! Bible study of The Gospel according to Matthew, normally led by Pastor Pete, continues on
The Sisters!! Bible study of The Gospel according to Matthew, normally led by Pastor Pete, will resume on Wednesday, August 3, at Matthew 26:17. We'll begin at 8:30 a.m. with a light continental breakfast, followed at 9 a.m. with the study of Matthew, ending at 9:30 a.m. This session will be led by Portia Foden.
This will be an ongoing weekly event. Sign up under tab 8 at the kiosk or just show up!
There is be NO Brothers! on July 28 due to the space being used by Vacation Bible School.
Those Brothers! who have committed to cooking and serving the evening meals during VBS should be in touch with Phil or Pete to get details for each meal.
From Prison to Palace
Register now for Egypt: Joseph's Journey From Prison to Palace Vacation Bible School July 25-28
The cost is $5 per participant with a maximum of $20 for families of 5. VBS is open to children four yrs to adult (those 12 -17 yrs need to have an adult participant present)
Registration includes dinner served before the program. Make sure to register before July 17
Online registrations are preferred, but paper registrations will also be accepted. Simply print the paper form and return it to the church office as soon as possible.
To serve in a role for our VBS or to contributed need supplies, use this link.
Additional responds to our Forward in Faith Capital Campaign continue to come in.
God is doing great things in, through, and around Church of the Palms and EVERYONE has an opportunity to be part of it all.
Any size of sacrificial gift to the Forward in Faith Capital Campaign is a way of joining the vision God has for us as a church. The act of making a commitment is a way of being “all in” and placing trust in God.
Are you “all in?” It is not too late for you to be part of this aspect of Vision 2020. You may download a card here and simply return it to the church office.
Join us as we continue "Forward in Faith."
1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie SC 29909
M-Th 9-2 p.m.
Church of the Palms is pleased to announce the introduction of an electronic option for making regular offerings, making contributions to the capital campaign/building fund, paying for books, and other donations.
Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card. Our electronic giving option, enabled by Vanco Payment Solutions, offers safety, security, and convenience for you and easier processing of funds for our church.
Vance is endorsed by the General Council on Finance and Administration.